Urdu is one of international languages. and it OIC approved language. billon of people use. some of them talk in Urdu as their first language and other use it as second language.
Urdu keyboard (hardware) is not required for typing Urdu on the computer. You only need to install "Urdu Paksign keyboard " and type Urdu anywhere on computer and internet. "Urdu Paksign keyboard" is a complete package of Urdu installation and free Urdu software for all Urdu Lovers.Windows operating system already contains the basic facility to read and type Urdu. However, in order to elevate the quality of reading then you need to install "Urdu fonts" and for typing "Urdu keyboard layout" is required to be installed on your computer. This course of action solves the problem for Windows Vista and Windows 7, however an additional adjustment is required to be made for Windows XP,